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Is It Time to Replace Your Home’s Plumbing?

Failure of any portion of your home's plumbing can lead to major property damage and loss of furnishings. Piping and pipe connections often fail due to age, lack of maintenance, major fluctuations in temperature, faulty components or low-quality installations....

5 Common Electrocution Dangers in Your Home

Of all the scary hazards that could exist in your home, electrocution is one that should not be taken lightly. There's always a risk of being shocked by some of those handy products you use in your home on a daily basis. The Occupational Safety and Health...

Electrical Wiring Color Coding System

Opening up an outlet or switch box, you might be confronted with a bewildering array of wires of different colors. Black, white, bare copper, and other colors closely intermingle, yet each one has its own specific purpose. knowing the purpose of each wire will keep...

5 Common Plumbing Mistakes That Homeowners Make

Lots of people like to do their own plumbing work, either to save money or because they enjoy tinkering around the house. While there's something to be said for doing one's own plumbing work, these common mistakes can have expensive results. Knowing the pitfalls of...

6 Insider Secrets Only Electricians Know

The electrical system is one of the essential elements of a home. You have a lot riding on whether it works right, including your family's safety. Does that mean you always need to bring in a professional electrician when something goes wrong? There are some things...

Kitchen Improvements for Under $100

You can create a functional and inviting kitchen your entire family will enjoy without spending a fortune. The average cost of a kitchen remodel is $12,700 to $33,200. Instead of breaking the bank, get rid of that remodeling itch with these DIY kitchen updates, all...

Holiday Home Guide: Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays?

The holiday season is upon us, and at MHS we know that you have many things to prepare for and not quite enough time for it all. In light of that, we have compiled this list of things to get you thinking about whether or not your home is ready for holiday guests....

Christmas Light Safety Tips

These Christmas light safety tips will help you get in the holiday spirit and reduce your risk of fire or electric shock injuries. There's nothing like a twinkling strand of Christmas lights to really dress up a home, which is why many homeowners and renters hang them...

7 Weekend Improvement Projects You Can Do in Your Pajamas

The winter months are synonymous with hibernation mode. Who wants to go outside during the 1/5 Florida cold days? So don't let the next blizzard or polar vortex take the wind out of your home renovation sails. A frigid winter weekend is the perfect time tackle an...

8 Cleaning Chores We All Forget Make a Huge Difference

Cleaning the house is a must before the guests arrive. Yet while we'll bet your countertops sparkle and your floors gleam, there are a few cleaning tasks that probably fell off your to-do list. So before you hang up your mop and duster, check this list twice to see if...

6 Holiday Fire Hazards To Avoid

The holidays may be billed as the most wonderful time of year, but they're also a prime time for unexpected dangers, like house fires. Everything from that deep-fried turkey to your Christmas lights to fried Hanukkah donuts can spark a blaze. So in an effort to keep...

6 Explanations Your Thermostat is Out of Whack

You rely on your thermostat to keep the temperature levels in your home in check. However, if your thermostat is on the fritz, it could throw off your whole HVAC system, which will affect your comfort level. That's because if your system is working harder, you'll have...

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Home Plumbing

When it comes to your home plumbing, you probably never give it a second thought until you are forced to deal with something not working right. Plumbing issues can range from seemingly minor problems to major emergencies that can't wait to be fixed. All in all, it's...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Home Heating Systems

It's that pivotal time of the year when your annual heating system service call is on your mind, or at least it should be. This service call, which is also referred to as a furnace tune-up, is a safe and smart move that definitely pays off in the long run. But is it...

Your Top 5 Fireplace Questions, Answered

It's starting to feel like fall in Florida! So you are probably getting in the mood to hear the snap, crackle, and pop of a roaring fire. Here's everything you need to know about your fireplace and how to make your home cozy this winter season. How do I use a...

Laundry Mishaps Solved!

We have all been there: You pour out a clean load of laundry only to find socks missing and holes in your favorite t-shirt. It's frustrating to think that your washer and dryer - two of the handiest household appliances- are responsible for your laundry mishaps and...

Things You Should Never Put in The Dishwasher

An energy-efficient dishwasher can save close to 5,000 gallons of water a year compared with hand-washing, according to the Environmental Protection Agency With stats like that, we understand if you're tempted to throw everything in the dishwasher. But hold on, you...

The Expiration Date on Your Home’s Exterior & More Outdoors

How long does paint last? This question might sneak up on you as you as your home's exterior paint job starts looking a bit worse for wear. After all, it takes an effort to keep a house in tiptop shape, and if something's gotta give, whatever's outdoors tends to go...

5 Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete This Fall

Once autumn's chill is in the air, we don't think twice about swapping our tank tops for sweaters and stocking our pantry with pumpkin-spice everything. So why wouldn't we prepare our houses for the chill, too? Yes, that first freeze can often take us by surprise,...

Common Toilet Problems – Easy Fix or Call a Professional

Nothing ruins the day faster than when you realize that your toilet isn't working the way it should. The question is: can you fix it yourself or do you need to call a professional? Before figuring out which option is the best for you, find out which problem best...

How To Extend the Life of These 4 Major Appliances

Appliances are designed to make your life easier, but having to repair or replace one prematurely can put a major strain on your wallet. Sure, they undergo daily wear and tear, but appliances are expected t weather years of use. However, did you know that you could be...

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

There's no more important thing to think about for your home than the safety of you and your loved ones. When it comes to electrical safety, you shouldn't mess around. Electrical safety hazards can be potentially life-threatening, but the good news is that with proper...

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